Coming off a successful 2012-2013 campaign, Nathan Hager enters his seventh season as Head Men's Basketball Coach. He led the Pride to a program best 11-5 conference record and first ever NECC conference championship game. For his team's efforts, he earned his first conference Coach of the Year award and three student-athletes were placed on the All-Conference team. The season also marked the third-straight year the Pride has made the post season in their six year history.
Hager was appointed as the first Men's Basketball Coach at Regis in November of 2006. The Franklin, Pennsylvania native promptly led the first year program to a competitive campaign in 2007-2008, with the Pride finishing 9-16 overall, with a 3-10 conference record. Hager quickly turned the Pride into a winning program, finishing the 2010-11 season with a 15-12 record, and appearances in The Commonwealth Coast Conference and Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference post-season tournaments.
Before coming to Weston, Hager had spent the previous three and a half seasons as the Associate Head Coach for Greg Curley, at Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. Hager played an important part in building a championship caliber program, which ascended the Eagles to conference championship games in 2007 and 2008. As recruiting coordinator at Juniata, Hager helped successfully recruit three All-Conference performers along with one D3hoops.com All-Region performer.
Before arriving back at Juniata, Hager spent two seasons as the top assistant at Bethany College in West Virginia. In 2001-2002, under head coach Rob Clune, the Bison finished 21-8, captured the President's Athletics Conference regular season and tournament championship and advanced to the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament. The following year, under head coach Aaron Huffman, Hager was a big part of the rebuilding process where he helped recruit one D3hoops.com All-American and two D3hoops.com All-Region performers.
Hager, a 2001 Juniata graduate, was a four-year starter and two year captain for head coach Rick Ferry. After averaging over 10 points per game for his career, Hager was named the Jack Oller Most Valuable Player his senior season and received the William R. Smaltz Award in 2001. During his time at Juniata, Hager was the student-athlete representative on the NCAA Interpretations and Legislations Committee and worked as an intern with Auburn University compliance office during the summer months.
After earning his BA in Management/Marketing from Juniata, Hager completed a Master's of Science in Athletic Coaching Education at West Virginia University in 2003.
"We strive to provide a high level student-athlete experience while teaching life lessons and competing at the regional and national level. We believe our program's level of commitment will have consequence on the court, in the class room, and in society. We believe our players and alumni are our best assets and that's why we coach with honor and compassion."
assistants in coaching ranks:
Jelani Townsell – Head Coach, Newbury College
Nick Smith – Head Coach, Gardner High School
For more information, please contact Coach Hager at email@example.com.